Tolly

(39 Posts)
weaselinthenight Fri 15-Nov-13 21:01:38

Weird on its own? I don't like Bartholemew or Ptolomey, but think Tolly is just lovely! Any thoughts?

LauraChant Fri 15-Nov-13 21:06:05

Aw, I have just been reading Children of Green Knowe to the children. I do love Tolly, I would in the past have felt it should be short for something but nowadays I think it might be OK on its own.

PrammyMammy Fri 15-Nov-13 21:24:12

It makes me think of toalie. I can't imagine it being used as a nice name.

Footle Fri 15-Nov-13 21:28:31

I know of an Anatole called Tolly.

sebsmummy1 Fri 15-Nov-13 21:29:15

I would say weird on its own, as a nickname fine

notnowImreading Fri 15-Nov-13 21:30:17

Love Green Knowe. It was short for Toseland in the books, I think.

Tollie ( or toley ) is another word for shite in Scotland.

Thomas Oliver
Or any other T Oliver

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 15-Nov-13 21:36:29

It's a NN, not a name in its own right

PrammyMammy Fri 15-Nov-13 21:36:54

That's what I meant mrscrumb. Tolly the toalie. Kids would have a field day.

Bloody Glaswegians eh wink

stargirl1701 Fri 15-Nov-13 21:44:56

I'm Scottish in Scotland and I have never heard of that before.

PrammyMammy Fri 15-Nov-13 21:53:58

Have you never heard of Keech Bum or Toallie Fart, star?

LauraChant Fri 15-Nov-13 21:57:24

Tulliver?

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 15-Nov-13 21:57:45

Tolly was the name of a...er...family in our village - so not for me. Ptolemy and Bartholomew are lovely though.

nobutreally Fri 15-Nov-13 22:00:46

Awwww, nice. Would mean Toseland & Greene knowe to me too. Love it (reminds me of Laurie/Lurence which I also love)

stargirl1701 Fri 15-Nov-13 22:02:45

No. Never. These are not terms I have heard before.

Before I clicked on the thread title I wondered how long it would be before a Glaswegian popped up. grin

If you decide to go with it OP and ever find yourself visiting Glasgow, maybe don't shout on your child too loudly. wink

stargirl1701 Fri 15-Nov-13 22:14:27

So, it's only a word for shit in Glasgow. Not really an issue if you don't live there (or in the vicinity).

stickysausages Fri 15-Nov-13 22:22:55

Tip. Toalie. Aka... jobby

Green Knowe here too. I love it, grin

EugenesAxe Fri 15-Nov-13 22:32:05

I don't like it at all for a boy. It will last up to about age 7/8 and then it will sound saccharine and juvenile.

I don't think it's much better for a girl; too twee, but it should at least last acceptably throughout their life.

Sorry that's quite harsh.

MrsBramleyApple Fri 15-Nov-13 22:32:10

It reminds me of Tolly Cobbold which used to be a local beer. I know of a little boy called Tully..............

Frontdoorstep Fri 15-Nov-13 22:40:40

I live in Scotland, and am Scottish, must admit I'm not in the Glasgow area but I have never heard of that.

However it reminds me of the thing you would push around a supermarket with the letter r missing (trolly).

I'm Scottish but from the other best side of the country and yes, Toalie or however you spell it is definitely shite. as in "tough toalies!!" = bad luck grin

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